Think of Bindaas as the cooler sister to the more refined Rasika. Both share the same chef, Vikram Sunderam, and here the small-plates format lets him be a little more playful. Naan gets stuffed with bacon, cheese, and chilies—it tastes like a killer breakfast sandwich. The warm, pliable rice pancakes called uttapam are terrific canvases for the likes of roasted squash or sweet corn. A new location near the World Bank is fresher-feeling than the moodily lit Cleveland Park original—and has a tasty fried-chicken sandwich laden with beet-tomato chutney. Moderate.
Also great: kathi rolls; ragda pattice; avocado golgappas; crab idiyappam; green soda.